What is the future of work?

Are we really undergoing a revolution in the workplace? Is work changing at all? And if it is, what do we need to do to adapt?

This week on the GoodPractice Podcast, CIPD’s David D’Souza joins Owen Ferguson and Ross Garner to discuss the future of work.

Show notes

You can read about VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volatility,_uncertainty,_complexity_and_ambiguity

For more on the “gig economy”, see this piece in the Financial Times: https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2017/06/05/2189733/the-gig-economy-is-not-an-innovation/

Owen quoted William Gibson, the originator of the term “cyberspace”. You can read more about him here: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/William_Gibson

Owen’s Typeform survey app can be found at: https://www.typeform.com/blog/inside-story/typeform-lite-the-making-of-a-new-mobile-app/

The other app he mentioned, MyTalkingPet, is available on the App Store. For an example, Ross took a photo of his cat and added Harry’s speech from ‘When Harry Met Sally’. Warning: it’s incredibly annoying: https://twitter.com/RossGarnerGP/status/898493265116311553

The Future of Work is Human, by CIPD, is available from: https://www.futureworkishuman.org/

And our outro music was provided by our friend Mark Hendy, who blogs at: https://hendyshrblog.wordpress.com/

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